Hi, hello! Today is the first day of a 3-day reveal for the Christmas Time Collection at The Greetery, and oh. my. wow. You are gonna flip for the products dreamt up by Betsy’s creative brain!! If you are arriving here from Kelly Lunceford’s blog, you’re right where you should be, and if not, simply click back to the beginning at The Greetery’s blog so you don’t miss out!
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The products being revealed today include:
- Winterberry Bouquet stamp + stencil + die
- Cathedral die + stencils
- Pine Wisp die
- Abundant Joy die + hot foil
- Opposites Attract stamp set + die + script die
My first card is made with the Winterberry Bouquet Stencil set and the Winterberry stamps. I began by stenciling the four layers of the image onto white cardstock. I stacked all four stencils together and held them up to the light with the cardstock panel in order to position the flower cluster at a wonky angle across the corner.
Once I had ink blended with all four layers of the stencil, I added the detail layers with the coordinating stamp set. Then I used the mask that is included with the stencils to add color to the background in a muted color blend.
I added some extra depth and dimension with colored pencils on the bouquet, and some shadow to the spaces between. Then I stamped the greeting using coordinating sentiments in the Opposites Attract stamps set. Finally, I splattered some water droplets on the card front and covered them with gold embossing powder and heated them. When the heat tool hits the water droplet, it makes it boil, so the lumpy, uneven edged embossed “dot” that results looks like a mole you should definitely have checked! (I type these random things to see how many of you actually read all the words, or if you’re just here for the photos. Nothing wrong with that if you are, I’m just curious.)
Card #2 is made with the Cathedral Die and Stencil, the Pine Wisp dies and a piece of the Winterberry Bouquet from the last card, that is die cut after stenciling and stamping.
I began by stenciling the cathedral window panes with 4 layers of stencils, keeping to a blue/green color scheme that would support but not distract from the layers over top.
I die cut the cathedral frame from heavy-weight white cardstock and colored it black with a Copic marker because I can’t find my stash of heavy-weight black cardstock. (Wait here while I go add some to my current paper crafting shopping cart…)
I die cut the Pine Wisps and colored them with Copic markers. The berry bouquet is a repeat of the one described on the first card, but I die cut it and cropped it to fit behind the window frame. All the layers are adhered together before being glued to a patterned paper card front.
I die cut and stamped the “joy” sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink and heat set with clear embossing powder then I stamped the script sentiment directly to the patterned paper card panel and heat set that too.
You’ve reached the end of the hop for today’s reveal but there’s so much more to see and drool over on Days 2 and 3! Then the collection drops on Thursday morning, Oct 7 at 10am EDT. Don’t forget to leave comments on each of the blogs for a chance to win one of 2 store gift cards at $50 value each day of the 3 day reveal! Winners will be announced on the morning of release day. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
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